I'm an artist and have always been drawn to complexities. When I moved to Joshua Tree after 25 years in Los Angeles, I became intrigued by the challenges of survival in this vast and beautiful place.
I started to study Rudolf Steiner and biodynamics. That eventually led me to permaculture. In 2009, I woofed on a permaculture farm in France. It was there that I learned about the Transition movement. In 2010, A couple of friends and I launched a Transition Initiative in Joshua Tree and it took off. In 2011, I took my PDC at Occidental Arts and Ecology Center. One year ago, I formed a consulting business with my business partner, Tim DeLorey.
I am currently a member of the TJT Permaculture Team. I am implementing permaculture systems on my 5 acres as a demonstration site. I just finished major water harvesting earthworks and will begin planting mesquites, jujubes, palo verdes, and pomegranates in the fall. I work closely with other permaculture people in my community. We all believe that the things we learn in arid lands will be extremely important to share with the rest of the world as we go through climate change.